I am looking to purchase 88 - 93 Mustang 5.0....either LX or GT. Are
all 5.0 liter engine in 88-93 Mustangs identical? If not, how are they
different? Should I buy a LX or GT? Should I buy an automatic or 5
On Fri, 13 May 2005 04:14:58 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
There are some minor differences from year to year but not enough to
worry about unless you are planning major modifications. The 88's
used a different kind of air flow monitoring system called
speed-density. It actually produces the most power according to most
people but it is not easy to make modifications to. So if you aren't
planning on modifying the engine it doesn't matter. The 89's and
later use Mass Air Flow (MAF) control system. There are probably some
slight differences in the transmissions too but again, if you are just
looking for a car to drive, it really doesn't matter. LX versus GT is
personal taste. I prefer the looks of the LX 5.0 over the overly
stylized GT with all the plastic stuff added to it. I also like the
notchbacks better then the fastbacks.
Automatic or manual is a personal choice, not one can tell you you
should buy one over the other without knowing your driving style, etc.
The 5 speed is fun when you can stretch the cars legs but a pain in
rush hour traffic. The automatic will make the car feel much slower
and it will be somewhat slower. It will also get worse gas mileage
with the automatic. I had an 88 five speed and a 89 automatic
convertible. The 88 would blow the doors off the 89. It also had a
better rear end ratio which helped.
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